Luxury Dubai resort introduces 'X Factor packages'

02/10/2012 - Dubai Lifestyle News Posted by Neil King
Luxury Dubai resort introduces 'X Factor packages'

The glitz and glamour associated with Dubai has made it an increasingly attractive holiday destination among the world's most recognisable celebrities.Hollywood actors, Premier League footballers and TV stars are always descending on the emirate for a break in one of Dubai's many luxury five-star hotels.One resort - the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, located on the exclusive Palm Jumeirah - appeared on hit talent contest the X Factor over the weekend (September 29th) and bosses are keen to take advantage of this.The hotel featured in the "Judges' Houses" section of the show, where the singing hopefuls attempt to impress one of the four celebrity panel members.Nicole Scherzinger - joined by Ne-Yo - assessed the boys' category in the luxurious surroundings of the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray.Now, the resort is offering "As seen on X Factor" holidays, where tourists can be wined, dined and pampered in the same way as the contestants.The hotel's Lebanese restaurant Al Nafoorah featured in the ITV1 show, as did the swanky Talise Ottoman Spa.Inspired by the ancient palaces of Turkey, the beachside resort is already a very popular place to stay.Of course, there is certainly no shortage of top-class hotels across the city and this is just one example of the high standard that visitors can expect.With more and more people landing at Dubai International airport each month, it is no surprise to learn the demand for hotel rooms remains sky-high.According to the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, hotels and apartments in the area clawed in revenue of AED 9.8 billion (£1.65 billion) in the first half of 2012. This was a 22 per cent improvement on the corresponding six-month period in 2011.These impressive figures deliver a clear message to foreign investors that Dubai is an increasingly attractive destination among tourists all over the world and purchasing hotels, flats, apartments or houses in the most popular parts of town is a very shrewd move.